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We offer one of the most interdisciplinary and cutting-edge undergraduate, graduate and research chemistry programs in Canada. Our specializations in and beyond the classroom will prepare you for exciting professional careers in industry, business, government and academia.

Our award-winning faculty work in areas such as health, environmental sciences, new materials and nanotechnology. Their research improves our fundamental understanding of the world around us.

Whatever your level, whatever your interest, we invite you to explore what Waterloo Chemistry has to offer.

  1. June 21, 2021Metal catalysts used for environmental sustainability found to degrade and become less effective
    Diagram of nanoscale electrocatalysts.

    New research is showing that some tiny catalysts being considered for industrial-scaled environmental remediation efforts may be unstable during operation.

  2. June 17, 2021Science recognizes biochemistry undergrad at spring convocation

    Congratulations to Victoria Grace Wilkes for being awarded the University of Waterloo President's Award of Excellence. She is graduating this week with an Honours Bioc

  3. June 9, 2021Waterloo researchers study coronavirus structure to help design drugs for current and future pandemics
    SARS-CoV-2 Mpro complexe structure.

    Professors Aravindhan Ganesan (Pharmacy) and Subha Kalyaanamoorthy (Chemistry) use drug design methods to target the molecular machinery that supports COVID-19 replication.

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  1. June 23, 2021Doctoral Seminar - Sam Netzke

    "Ultrafast electron diffraction"

    Supervisor:  G. Sciaini
    Location:     Microsoft Teams

  2. June 24, 2021Doctoral Seminar - Gyorgy Jaics

    "The impact of native defects on the photocatalytic activity of complex metal oxide nanocrystals"

    Supervisor:  P. Radovanovic
    Location:      Teams

  3. July 23, 2021Chemistry Seminar Series: Kirill Kovnir

    Solid State Chemistry of Pnictides: Structure and Properties Diversity

    Kirill Kovnir
    Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    Ames Laboratory, US Department of Energy

    Friday, July 23, 2021
    11:00 a.m.
    Online - For more information, please contact Victoria Van Cappellen (vvancapp@uwaterloo.ca).

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